Recipe for Letting Go

In a cast iron skillet, add:

their negative comments

crass looks

middle fingers

curse words








Do NOT let the ingredients boil over, cause a fire, or ruin the pan (you might need it later)

Let simmer for 5 minutes to a near lifetime

until the mixture boils down to nothing but serenity (ignore the initial stench)

Hint: The less it stews, the more time you have for adding fresher vegetables




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Published by

Carolyn Dennis-Willingham

Carolyn is the author of two published books – No Hill for a Stepper, 2001, and The Last Bordello, 2016. Her third novel, The Moonshine Thicket, is set in 1928 and is currently enduring a professional edit. When not on her laptop, she serves as a lap top for her grandchildren. She is a retired Early Childhood Specialist, a fitness boxer, artist, and a ball thrower for her ever-persistent mini Aussie. In addition to her blogging website,, you may find her on Facebook and Twitter.

3 thoughts on “Recipe for Letting Go

  1. This is absolutely brilliant. I can see all that negativity simmering out of the pan, leaving behind the charred remains that will be given back to where it came from.


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